Devils double up NY state opponents
FT. MYERS, FLA. – The Fredonia State baseball team took home a pair of wins Friday in a double header at Terry Park, defeating Skidmore, 7-2, and St. Lawrence, 7-4. The offense combined for a total of 30 hits in the two games including 17 in the night cap.
Game 1 saw Sean Larson throw eight strong innings, picking up his first win of the spring. The senior right hander totaled seven strikeouts while scattering five hits and walking one.
Ben Senior (Angola/Lake Shore) threw a scoreless ninth.
Bobby Frantz led the offense with three hits and two runs. Ryan Carmody added a pair of RBI.
The offensive outburst did not slow down in game two. Frantz, Kyle Koslowski and Ricky Mendiola had three hits in the game. Matt Casilio and Carmody had two hits apiece.
Every player in the starting lineup tallied at least one hit and the Devils roped five doubles as a team.
Senior right hander Steve Sturm picked up the win in his first outing of the spring throwing six innings. Fellow senior Kyle Grey came into the game to start the seventh, grabbing the three-inning save without allowing a run. The duo combined for 10 strikeouts.
The Devils improve to 2-2. They take on Haverford today at 9 a.m.
Devils roll over St. Lawrence
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – Fredonia State improved to 2-0 during its Florida SpringFling trip with a 12-7 win Friday over St. Lawrence at Seacrest Hilltopper Stadium.
Marissa Cussins and Katie Glagolev scored four goals each for the Blue Devils, who improved to 2-2 overall and recorded an important regional win over the Saints (1-3).
Katie Kleine added three points – one goal and two assists – and was the Blue Devils’ top field player with four ground balls, three draw controls, and three caused turnovers.
Emily Polizzi added two goals while Jessica Zagari made seven saves in the Fredonia State goal.
Kiera Taussig and Chloe Knapp had two goals each for St. Lawrence.
The Blue Devils never trailed in the game. They took a 1-0 lead on a goal by Kristie Kleine on a free-position shot five minutes into the first half.
Glagolev followed with her first of four goals before St. Lawrence broke through. Polizzi then scored twice in a span of five minutes and the Blue Devils never led by fewer than two goals the rest of the game. They were up 8-2 at halftime.
“The trip has been good,” Blue Devil head coach Chris Case said. “Our team has played pretty well against two good teams. We definitely have stepped up our play on the defensive end of the field. Our goalie, Jess Zagari, has had two solid games.”
Zagari made 10 saves Thursday in a 12-8 win over Washington College, which received votes in the most recent IWLCA NCAA Division III poll. In addition, St. Lawrence received votes in the IWLCA pre-season poll.
Fredonia State was ranked No. 20 in the same preseason poll, yet failed to received votes in the most recent rankings.
The Blue Devils conclude their SpringFling trip when they face St. Joseph’s (Conn.) at 11:30 a.m. next Wednesday.